**Lester Zick** (*lesterzick@earthlink.net*)

*Mon, 10 May 1999 12:02:45 -0400*

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It is possible to correlate several of the most basic relationships in

quantum mechanics in analytical terms. Einstein's famous energy-mass

equivalence, Planck's constant, and the Heisenberg uncertainty constant

are all related mechanically to one another and, in fact, simply

represent different aspects of particle structure and properties.

The primary barrier to the proper analysis of particle structure is the

exact significance of Planck's constant and the meaning of what it

measures. The conventional interpretation of Planck's constant considers

energy to be the result of the product of frequency and some mysterious

unit or quantum of angular momentum. However, this misstates the

significance of what is being measured.

The units of Planck's constant are in fact those of angular momentum.

But, strictly speaking, it is not constant angular momentum but some

change in angular momentum that is involved. To clarify the point,

consider the frequency. If angular momentum were not changing and it

were not the change being measured, the process could have no frequency

and, of course, there would be no energy.

This is in direct conflict with contemporary views on angular mechanics.

A body rotating with constant angular velocity is considered to have a

constant angular momentum. Yet this ignores the rotation of the velocity

vector. In fact, if the angular momentum of every element in the body

were not changing, why would the body rotate? It rotates because the

angular momentum does change. If not, all parts of the body would

continue moving in straight line.

Clearly this represents a revisionist departure from classical

approaches. But there is no other interpretation of the mechanics

involved which yields the correct analytical correlation of particle

properties. In order to have a frequency, there must be some change in

angular momentum, and without a frequency motion will continue in a

straight line. Motion involving a change in angular momentum will have a

frequency and will have some energy as a multiple of Planck's constant.

And it is this quantum rate of change in angular momentum that is

reflected in Planck's constant.

ref http://home.earthlink.net/~lesterzick under the section Analytical

Mechanics

Regards - Lester

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